Wisdom Teeth Removal in Sahuarita, AZ

Extract Third Molars, Protect Oral Health

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop. Some people develop all four ‌molars, while others develop more or less than four or none ‌at all. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having these molars extracted as soon as possible because the average mouth does not have room for them.

Dr. Robert Wood, Dr. Nicholas Coles, Dr. Negin Saghafi, and Dr. Jerome Holbrook perform wisdom teeth extraction in Sahuarita, AZ, for teens and adults. We offer many anesthesia options for your comfort and will guide you through every step of the process. Contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today if it's time for you or your child to have wisdom teeth removed.

Why Get Oral Surgery To Remove Wisdom Teeth?

When there is not enough room for wisdom teeth, they may only partially erupt or remain fully trapped beneath the gums, known as impaction. An impacted wisdom tooth can grow sideways and damage the roots of other teeth. Because their path is blocked, impacted wisdom teeth will not erupt naturally and must be surgically removed.

Wisdom teeth can push other teeth out of alignment as they try to squeeze through the gums. Many people feel discomfort in the back of the mouth due to wisdom teeth, while others do not feel any pain. However, wisdom teeth can cause problems without causing pain or immediately noticeable symptoms.

If left untreated, wisdom teeth become more firmly embedded in the jaw and surgery to remove them can be more difficult. They may lead to issues such as:
  • Damage to other teeth and their roots
  • Damage to facial nerves
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Bite misalignment
  • Difficulty fully opening the mouth or swallowing
Your dentist takes X-rays during exams and will refer you to an oral surgeon if wisdom teeth are detected. You can also visit Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons without a referral. We will evaluate your oral health and determine if it's time to remove wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Teeth Removal Surgery

During the first visit, we will take 3D scans of your mouth, of your mouth to evaluate your wisdom teeth. Your surgeon will go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions you have. We typically use IV sedation for wisdom tooth removal, but will discuss all of your anesthesia options.

Once the anesthesia has been administered, your surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue covering the tooth and extract it. Your surgeon may break large teeth into smaller pieces to make removal easier. If a wisdom tooth has fully erupted, we can remove the tooth using forceps without making an incision, similar to a simple tooth extraction. After all the wisdom teeth are removed, we place sutures as necessary and the procedure is complete.

After undergoing IV sedation, a responsible adult must drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours. Post-surgery, follow the instructions from our office to ensure a fast and smooth recovery. They contain information on when to rinse your mouth, how to brush your teeth, how to care for your extraction sites, and more.

Cost of Wisdom Teeth Removal

The cost of wisdom tooth extraction is different for everyone. Factors like insurance, anesthesia, the number of wisdom teeth, and the overall extent of surgery contribute to the final cost. Our staff will provide you with a cost estimate for your oral surgery at the first appointment so you know exactly what to expect. Contact us in Sahuarita, AZ, today to find out how much your wisdom teeth removal would cost.

Types of Anesthesia

We offer a variety of anesthesia choices to ensure a comfortable oral surgery experience.

Hear From Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

These patients can tell you about their firsthand experience undergoing wisdom teeth removal at our office.
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Reviews From Our Wisdom Teeth Removal Patients

Meet SarahJuly 2019

Sarah Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

"I came to AZOMS to get my wisdom teeth out. I had been trying, well, meaning to get it taken care of for years, but I was just always afraid of the dentist and getting surgery. I was so nervous, but it was just a really easy procedure. I was surprised. You can tell that the nurses are very caring as soon as you walk in. They let me ask any of the questions that I had, made sure I completely understood. Oh, Dr. Wood is so nice. He comes in with a smile. He’s very gentle with his conversation and process when he’s describing it to you, making sure that you feel comfortable. Come see Dr. Wood at Arizona Oral Surgeons. You won’t be disappointed."

Meet DeavenApril 2019

Deaven Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

"My dentist told me that my wisdom teeth were very impacted and that I should get them out. The recommendations for this place were really good, and then the first time that I came for the consultation, they made me feel super comfortable, and it just seemed like a really nice place to go. The staff themselves were just very relaxing, and they talked in a tone and talked to me like I was an adult and like they knew that I was scared, but they made it feel super relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Wood is a really great oral surgeon and definitely very comforting. It was just an overall great experience. If you live in the Tucson area, and you need an oral surgery, AZOMS is definitely the place to be."

Meet DavidOctober 2017

David Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

"Basically what was going on in my mouth was, every time I would eat, it would really hurt. So I came here to see Dr. Coles, and I needed to get my wisdom teeth pulled out. Dr. Coles is very nice. He tells you what's going on. He tells you what's going to go on during the surgery, how you're going to feel, what's going on. The surgery ended up finishing really quick. I had no pain whatsoever. I was really amazed about how he did. The staff here at AZOMS were very nice, very welcoming, and comforting. I am very happy that I got my wisdom teeth pulled out here at AZOMS. Now, I don't have pain when I open up my mouth, when I chew, when I eat. My life is a lot better after surgery. I highly recommend AZOMS, and Dr. Coles is really awesome."

Meet VinnyAugust 2017

Vinny Reviews His Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

"Well, I had to get all four of my wisdom teeth pulled. The staff was really comforting; they were really nice, friendly people. The surgery went really good. Dr. Wood is awesome. He's one of the coolest guys I know. I'm really glad that I came to AZOMS to get my surgery done with Dr. Wood. It was a really good experience, and I definitely recommend it to anyone. For all my friends and family who are in the Benson, Sayulita, southwest side of Tucson area, I'd highly recommend AZOMS."

Meet ShelbyMay 2016

Shelby Reviews Her Wisdom Teeth Removal Procedure Watch Review

"I had my braces on, and to get my braces off, I had to get my wisdom teeth removed just because they didn't want them to move my teeth around after I got my braces off. I thought it was going to be way worse than it was. I was really scared, and I thought it was going to take forever to recover, but it wasn't that bad. Dr. Wood is really, really cool. He made it way easier because he's so uplifting. The minute you walk in, everybody is so positive, and it makes it way easier to just — if you're nervous about it — everybody is so nice, and so it makes you just want to come in and get it over with. It's pretty quick — you're in and out pretty quick — so it makes it a lot easier. I would definitely recommend all my friends that live in either Corona, or Tucson, or Oro Valley, to definitely come to Arizona Oral Surgeons."

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my dentist remove wisdom teeth?

Dentists can perform simple tooth extractions and some can perform wisdom tooth extractions. Oral surgeons, however, are the most qualified experts to remove wisdom teeth. Oral surgeons undergo many years of training after dental school and are the only dental professionals qualified to administer all forms of anesthesia. For wisdom teeth removal and other oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, dentists refer patients to an oral surgeon for treatment.

Will I be asleep during wisdom teeth removal?

Most patients undergo IV sedation for wisdom teeth removal, which will render you into a semi-conscious state. You will be awake enough to ‌respond to questions, but will not feel any pain. We often combine this with a local anesthetic to further numb the surgical area. Our oral surgeons also offer laughing gas and general anesthesia.

What is a dry socket?

A dry socket occurs when the blood clot forming within a healing tooth socket becomes dislodged. It is quite painful because the underlying bone and nerves are exposed. You can prevent a dry socket by not using straws or smoking during the healing period.

What age should I have wisdom teeth removed?

We recommend having wisdom teeth removed as soon as they ‌develop. For most people, this is between the ages of 17 and 25. Early extraction is often easier because the molars are not fully developed and younger patients ‌tend to recover faster. However, you can have wisdom teeth removed at any age. We see many adults in their 30s, 40s, and beyond undergo wisdom tooth extraction.

Exceptional Outcomes From a Team You Can Trust

We’ve been caring for patients in southern Arizona for over 50 years. As board-certified experts, our surgeons bring years of training and expertise to you and your loved ones with the highest standards. Learn more about our office or contact Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons today to see how we can improve your oral health.

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